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External Agency Partners

These are agencies we work with for research dissemination and program evaluation.

The partnership between the PCS and the CJRC is formalized through an MOU between the PCS, CJRC and the Department of Sociology and Criminology. This MOU facilitates the funding of two post doctoral scholars, two graduate students, various undergraduates (project specific), faculty seed grants and various other projects. A representative from the PCS also serves on the CJRCC advisory board.  Read the 2020 October Monthly Update from PCS here.

PCS Partner Affiliate: Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, PCS . 

The partnership between the CJRC and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections extends back to the beginnings of the CJRC, and has centered around research and evaluation into substance use and substance use treatment programs. The centerpiece of this partnership has been the Prison Inmate Networks Study (PINS) portfolio of studies, all of which have been conducted within PA State Correctional Institutions. The PADOC is also sponsoring a post doctoral scholar who works through the CJRC. Michael LaForest is the PA Department of Corrections Postdoctoral Scholar, in his role he works closely with the Bureau of Planning, Research & Statistics at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. A representative from the PADOC serves on the CJRCC advisory board.  

 PADOC Partner Affiliate: Dr. Kristofer Bret Bucklen, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics.

The partnership between the CJRC and the PSP is built around a portfolio of research related to the opioid crisis and the law enforcement response to it. Several large federal CJRC grants are funding this work, led by Dr. Glenn Sterner of Penn State Abington, who was a post doctoral scholar in the CJRC and who led the development of the relationship with the PSP. A representative from the PSP also serves on the CJRCC advisory board.  

 PSP Partner Affiliate: Major Patrick Brinkley, Director, Bureau of Research and Development.